The popular app will no longer work on older phones from midnight, as the company "looks ahead" to the future.Read the full story ›
The social media giant does not have 'valid consent' from users to take their information from the messaging app.Read the full story ›
The mobile messaging service Whatsapp is going to start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, to ensure "better friend suggestions".Read the full story ›
All of WhatsApp's content is now fully encrypted, the instant messaging service has announced.Read the full story ›
The app has added a new update - for when emoticons just aren't enough.Read the full story ›
A look at WhatsApp's five new features that could change how people use the messaging service.Read the full story ›
Affected operating systems include Blackberry, Android 2.1 and Windows Phone 7.1.Read the full story ›
The Facebook-owned messaging service will end its $1 annual subscription immediately and has promised not to introduce ads.Read the full story ›
The breakdown in the messaging app came as New Year approached, one of the busiest times to send and receive messages.Read the full story ›
The European Union has given clearance to Facebook's proposed $19bn (£11.8 billion) bid to takeover mobile messaging app WhatsApp.
The landmark deal is the largest in Facebook's 10-year history and will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market, Reuters have reported.
The European Commission said the Facebook-WhatsApp deal would not hurt competition in the lucrative European mobile communications market.
"We have carefully reviewed this proposed acquisition and come to the conclusion that it would not hamper competition in this dynamic and growing market. Consumers will continue to have a wide choice of consumer communications apps," European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.